Julabo, Allentown, Pa., added a virtual setup program, vDelivery, to help its customers become familiar with their purchases. With the program, Julabo will link customers with an account manager or product specialist, who will guide them through a live video setup of the new equipment.

The Water Quality Association (WQA) reportedly is the first certification body in the world to receive American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation to certify products for environmental conscientiousness. On March 16, 2015, ANSI announced that WQA’s Sustainability Certification Program was officially accredited to operate a Type-I Environmental Labeling product certification program under standards ISO 14024 and ISO 17065. These programs provide independent third-party certification of products as being environmentally responsible according to industry standards that encompass all aspects of a product’s lifecycle (raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, use-phase and final disposition). This recognition was achieved as part of a special ANSI pilot program for eco-labeling certification bodies.

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Washington, D.C., released its top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2015. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend nearly $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software) this year — financing a majority of those assets — these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy. Businesses will find opportunities presented by a steadily improving economy and favorable credit conditions as they make their decisions for equipment replacement and expansion, says ELFA. Read the report here.

The International Institute of Refrigeration, Paris, released a technical guide on using carbon dioxide for refrigeration applications. “CO2 as a Refrigerant” by Dr A. B. Pearson is available from its online bookstore here.

Mangan Renewables, Long Beach, Calif., will design and install a 2.7 MW solar array system for the United States Cold Storage’s (USCS) warehouse in Lumberton, N.C. When installed, the ground-mount system will have a fixed 30° tilt to achieve a balance between high efficiency and low maintenance.

Learn how to reduce fouling of evaporative heat transfer system and cooling towers by using Vortisand crossflow microsand filtration in a video from its manufacturer, Sonitec Vortisand Inc. 

GE presented an industry white paper on “Addressing Water Scarcity in Saudi Arabia: Policy Options for Continued Success,” at the Water Arabia 2015 Conference & Exhibition in February. The white paper focused on four major water reuse policy options to governments: education and outreach, removing barriers, incentives, mandates and regulations. Read it here.

Omega Engineering, Stamford, Conn., opened a new office in Mexico. It is located in San Pedro Garza García (Monterrey metropolitan area), in the state of Nuevo León. To contact the office, visit mx.omega.com; email ventas@omega.com; or call 01800 890 5495 (in Mexico) or +52 (81) 8335-5372 (outside of Mexico).

Also, Omega revised its New Horizons in Environmental Monitoring catalog. It contains more than 150 pages and has the products organized into six sections: temperature; heaters; flow, level, pH, conductivity and laboratory; pressure; data acquisition; and automation. Request it at www.omega.com.

 Radco Industries, Batavia, Ill., a manufacturer of specialty fluids and lubricants, hired John Campbell as sales manager of its heat transfer fluids. Campbell is responsible for identifying and developing global accounts for Xceltherm line.